August 5, 2013

Concierge Pick: Nike Free FlyKnit “New York City” Edition

flyknit3Keeping up with sneaker drops here in NYC could be a full-time job. Typically we let them pass with little fanfare, but the release coming up later this week is one that we’re super-excited about: The Nike Free FlyKnit “New York City”. As featured in the New York Times several weeks ago, these limited edition sneakers are the optimal blend of form, function and NYC pride (in a perfectly subtle way).

While the London, Paris and Tokyo styles were an ocean too far away when they came out on August 1st, the NYC pair is only available right here in our home city beginning Friday, August 9th. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Check out all the technical details here and then let us know if we can help you snag a pair on August 9th before they’re history (and a small fortune on eBay).

Photo Credit: Nike, Inc

July 18, 2013

Keep Cool

Just a few more days to go before (fingers-crossed) this heat wave makes its long-awaited departure. To say that the streets of New York City have been hot this week would be an understatement.

As a special post-shopping treat, we purchased this nifty popsicle maker from Crate & Barrel (on sale for $9.95). Everyone picks their favorite liquid along with a more solid addition and when we’re done for the day, it’s custom popsicles all-around. Favorite concoctions include cranberry juice, seltzer water with blueberries and my personal favorite, DDP (Diet Dr. Pepper) Straight-Up.

Stay cool, everyone!

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July 1, 2013

Summer Lounging Essentials

Whether your summer plans entail a beach setting or an urban oasis rooftop lounge-chair, make sure you have a summer tote that’s packed full of lounge-time essentials. Checkout a few of our favorites:

1) Sephora, Supergoop! Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $13

2) Barnes & Nobles, Island Girls by Nancy Thayer, $19.01

3) Old Navy, Women’s New Classic Flip-Flops, $2.50

4) Anthropologie, Monforte Hat, $38

5) Crate & Barrel, Marimekko Pieni Unikko Aqua Bag 3, $69

6) J.Crew, Ray-Ban® original aviator sunglasses, $144

7) Aritzia, Blythe Dress, $49.99

8) Target, Fish Beach Towel, $10.99

 

 

June 25, 2013

SOLD OUT (no longer)!

You’ve been eyeing that perfect pencil skirt since April, waiting for a sale to roll around and then finally it strikes — the “End of Season Sale”! You click through to place the item in your cart online and….it’s sold out.

Don’t let it end there, our shoppers are sleuths at finding those hard to find items this time of year and if we come up empty-handed with the item you’d like, you receive a full refund.

Give us a try and be sure to check out one of the top five sales we’ve shopped in NYC this week:

Top Five Sales For Women

1) Zara Spring/Summer Sale
2) Anthropologie Summer Tag Sale
3) Club Monaco Sale
4) J.Crew Summer Sale
5) Mango Summer Sale

Top Five Sales For Men

1) GANT Spring/Summer Sale
2) Massimo Dutti Summer Sale
3) Banana Republic Summer Sale
4) Brooks Brothers Semi-Annual Sale
5) Zara Spring/Summer Sale

 

 

 

June 10, 2013

Deliveries for Dad

There’s just a few days to go before we officially take a moment to celebrate dad. Keep the weekend stress and fuss-free with one of our favorite picks from around the city. All of which can be ordered as late as 1pm on Friday (in the Northeast) for delivery the next day (Saturday).

1. Alexander, Cooper British Tan Shave Kit, $110

2. Joe Fresh, Hoodie, $29

3. Muji, Notebooks, $3.95

4. Charles Tyrwhitt, White-Washed Oxford Slim Fit Shirt, $59*

5. Crate & Barrel, Chemex 8 Cup Coffee Maker, $38.95

6. GANT, Olive Madras Short by Michael Bastian, $117

7. Club Monaco, iPhone 5 Case, $38.50

8. Sunglass Hut, Arnett AN4007 Slide Sunglasses, $79.95

 

*Limited Time Promotional Price

 

 

June 7, 2013

Just off the Beach

Despite what the weather forecast looks like, we’re not staying couped up this weekend. Where there’s a will there’s a way and the beach towns of the Northeast need our support! Just add an extra layer and enjoy your local boadwalk this weekend.

Need a little inspiration? Here’s a few of our favorite beach spots and the looks we love for them.

 

TopShop, Light Acid Wash Runner Shorts, $20
Free People, Bubble Tea Poncho, $168
Converse, Chuck Taylor Gladiator, $40
American Apparel, Leather Cross Body Satchel, $58

Calypso St. Barth, Dardana Vintage Ditsy Block Printed Tee, $85
Madewell, Denim Midi Shorts in White Wash, $59
Tory Burch, Violet Thong Sandal, $225
Club Monaco, Hat Attack Twisted Tote, $89.50

French Connection, Martha Stripe Jersey Dress, $98
Zara, Straw Cowboy Hat, $25.90
Mango, Perforated Tote Bag, $69.99
Bloomingdale’s, Sam Edelman Exotic Sandals – Trina Low Heel, $100

Aritzia, Wilfred Usha Blouse, $85
Kate Spade, Chevron Stripe Scarf, $98
BCBG, Banded Fedora, $48
Old Navy, Women’s Capri Sandals, $12.94
J.Crew, Textured-Stripe Short, $65
Coach, Bleecker Beach Canvas Tote, $448

 

Photo Credit: Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times, “Summer in the Rockaways”

April 25, 2013

Spring Soap Spruce Up

Looking for a simple way to signal spring at home? We were too and just three dollars later, we find our solution with an eye-catching bottle of Method Orla Kiely Hand Soap from Target!

Switching out your hand soap scent is a fun (and practical) way to bring the scents of spring to your home. Whether looking to splurge or to make the change on the cheap, we’ve pulled together our top five picks that are all an easy add to your next Suddenlee box.

1. Crate & Barrel, Caldrea Hand Soap, $8.95: Aloe Vera and Olive Oil ingredients ensure hands aren’t left dry.

2. Lush, Putty for Your Hands, $8.95: Perfect for gently exfoliating any remaining winter dryness.

3. Target, Method® Orla Kiely Cloud Burst Gel Hand Wash – 12 fl oz, $3.49: An affordable pick with fun designer packaging.

4. Jo Malone, Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Wash, $50: An indulgent pick with a scent that’s worth every penny.

5. Saks Fifth Avenue, Nest Liquid Hand Soap, $22: Modern luxury at its finest for the bathroom.

 

April 11, 2013

Spring Shirtdresses We Love

Effortlessly transitioning from winter into spring (with doses of summer temps mixed in) is no easy task. One of our favorite go-to pieces this time of year is a classic shirt dress. More than just an easy morning pick, it layers nicely with a crisp blazer or cardigan and the sleeves can be rolled up or down depending on the hourly fluctuations in temperature.

Checkout a few styles that we fell for this week and take some of the fuss out of your morning routine.

Old Navy, Crepe Color-Blocked Shirt Dress, $19.97 (sale); Brooks Brothers, Geometric Print Dress, $398; Joe Fresh, Shirt Dress, $79

Gap, Printed Sateen Shirt Dress, $59.95; Urban Outfitters, Piplette By Alice Ritter Edina Sleeveless Shirtdress, $128; C.Wonder, Silk Lattice Print Shirtdress, $198

Target, Merona Elastic Waistband Shirtdress, $24.99; Vince Camuto, Two Pocket Shirt Dress, $128; DKNY, Stretch Silk Shirt Dress with Self-Belt and Transformer, $395

 

April 6, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Open the windows, air the rooms out, and clean the house/car thoroughly. That is what we think of when it comes time for this yearly ritual.  It is about the only time a year we feel excitement about spraying rooms with Lysol or wiping down the walls.  However, we tend to overlook the cleaning and sorting out of important products detrimental to our health….BEAUTY PRODUCTS.  As much as we hate to throw out the $24 mascara we just splurged on, keeping beauty products past their shelf life is dangerous and is a breeding ground for bacteria.  Below is a guideline for you to use to go through your skin, hair, and makeup products and stock up on new ones for the warm seasons coming up.

CLEANSERS and MOISTURIZERS: 6 MONTHS

Target, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser-8 Oz, $5.99
Kiehls, Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion, $26
Lush, 9-5 Cleansing Lotion, $10.95-$21.95

LIQUID FOUNDATION: 3-6 MONTHS

  

Lord and Taylor, CLARINS Skin Illusion Foundation, $38
Macy’s, Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation 1 fl oz, $23

CONCEALER: 6-8 MONTHS

  

Nordstrom, MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, $18
The Body Shop, Concealer All-In-One, $12

POWDERS: 1 YEAR

  
Korres, MINERAL FOUNDATION Wild Rose SPF 30, $28
Macy’s, Origins Multi-Grain Pressed Bronzer, $21
Sephora, Benefit Bella Bamba, $28

EYE SHADOW: 2-3 YEARS

Sephora, Urban Decay The Vice Palette, $59
Bloomingdales, MAC Pro Longwear Eye Shadow, $21
Target, Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Explosion Shadow-Pink Punch, $8.54

EYE-LINER: 1 YEAR. Make sure to sharpen them often.

Bloomingdales, NARS Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24
Barneys New York, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil, $22
Sephora, Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner, $12

MASCARA: 3 MONTHS

Aveda, Mossacre, $18
Kohl’s, FLIRT! Lash-a-delic FAST DEFINING MASCARA, $15
Korres, VOLCANIC MINERALS, $20

LIPSTICK/LIPGLOSS: 1 YEAR

Nordstrom, NYX ‘Butter’ Lip Gloss, $5
Sephora, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, $18
Target, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.99

One more important tip to remember since you are spring cleaning your cosmetics, is not forgetting new makeup brushes.  Try to clean them once every 2 weeks to keep bacteria from growing on them and spreading them onto your skin.

   

 

Sephora, SEPHORA COLLECTION Purifying Brush Shampoo, $6
Macy’s, Estee Lauder Makeup Brush Cleanser, $15.50

 

 

March 29, 2013

Alternatives to the Peeps

With Easter this weekend, we are getting ready for our many holiday traditions. Whether it is the competitive egg hunt, enjoying an Easter brunch, or getting dye on the kitchen towels from releasing your inner artist on those hard boiled eggs. Perhaps the most popular part is giving/receiving of the Easter basket. If you are playing the role of the Easter Bunny this year, let the filling of the basket be fun and creative. Take a look at the ideas below that will compliment those standard bright yellow Peeps and Cadbury Eggs.

Happy Easter!!

Sephora, Stila Sealed With a Kiss Lip Glaze Trio, $12
L’OCCITANE, Cherry Blossom Petal-Soft Hand Cream, $22
Harney & Sons Tea, Peach Fruit “Tea” Loose 4 Oz Tin, $6.25
Crabtree & Evelyn, Lavender Solid Perfume Compact, $13

The Art of Shaving, 2 LATHER UP! Shaving Cream, $16
Brookstone, Wine Pump, $9.99
The New York Shaving Company, Chrome Safety Razor, $30
Champs Sports, Nike 3 Pack Moisture MGT Cushion Quarter Socks-Mens’s, $13.99

J.Crew, Girls’ Peony Headband, $14.50
Charlotte Russe, Bead Mix Bangle Set, $6
Delia’s, Teal Glitter Nail Polish, $4.50
American Girl Place, Stitch and Send, $21.99

Zumiez, Skullcandy Uprock Orange Headphones, $29.95
Toy “R” Us, Nerf Sport Nerfoop Basketball Set-Hangtime, $9.99
Finish Line, Nike Sport Water Bottle, $8
Vans, Atwood, Boys, $40